Walking and cycling are two of the healthiest and easiest sports to practise and, in addition, they are available to everyone. In this post, we give you the hiking and bike routes that you can do when you come to Torremolinos.
In Torremolinos you will find different routes and paths for all levels of difficulty. If you are ambitious and are used to hiking, we suggest two routes of medium difficulty: the Cañada del Lobo and stage 34 of La Gran Senda de Málaga.
But if you are one of those who simply want to enjoy a simple route and get to know Torremolinos while you walk, you have three good options: enjoy Stage 6 of the Litoral Path, walk along our promenade or take the path that links one of the main icons of Torremolinos, the Pimentel Tower, with the Bermeja Tower, in the neighboring municipality of Benalmádena.
On this route you will get to know the natural environment that surrounds Torremolinos and you will discover one of the best views of the Costa del Sol. The starting point of this route is located in the pine woods of Torremolinos, next to the Hermitage of San Miguel. If you go by car you can leave it near the nursery.
This route, will enter one of the lungs of Torremolinos, where pine trees are linked to holm oaks and among trees and bushes, palmetto stands out. Pay attention to the sky, because usually on this path, you can see raptors like the booted eagle and the sparrow hawk. Along the route, you will find different informative posters so you don´t get lost on your way to La Cañada del Lobo.
At the top, you can enjoy the panoramic view of La Hoya de Málaga. You will not be alone, as you will be accompanied by a wolf statue that gives the complex its name.
Stage 34 of La Gran Senda de Málaga, the great trail that runs through the province of Malaga, along Torremolinos. Going from Benalmádena to Alhaurín de la Torre, on this route you will find a path full of vegetation where you can see pines, palmettos, thyme and rosemary.
Although the path is accessible, it is still a half-mountain route, so you will find some slopes along the way. The steepest elevations occur at Cerro Calamorro, where the Benalmádena cable car arrives, which you can use to shorten the route or make it easier.
This stage of the route starts at Luis Cernuda street, in Benalmádena, in the upper area near the Mediterranean motorway. However, if you want to know further details, you have more information on the website of La Gran Senda de Málaga.
The Litoral Path proposes a different hiking route, which will take you along the coast, as it runs along the promenades, crossing beaches and cliffs, of the towns that mark the coast of Malaga. In its 6th stage, the Litoral Path enters Torremolinos on a route that will take you along the Bajondillo Promenade, until you reach Benalmádena.
Most of this route passes through the Litoral Path but both the beginning and the end will make you travel to historical moments of both Torremolinos and Benalmádena. The route starts at the Tower Pimentel or Torre de los Molinos, one of the historical and tourist icons of the city of Torremolinos. It is one of the defense towers that was raised by the Nasrids along the entire coast by the former Kingdom of Granada. It is located between San Miguel Street and Cuesta del Tajo, on the road that leads to Bajondillo Beach.
In fact, the route continues along Bajondillo promenade and along the Litoral Path, until reaching the neighboring town of Benalmádena. Here you will find another defense watchtower of the coast, Torre Bermeja. This emblem dominates a large stretch of beach next to Quebrada Tower and Dock Tower (Torre del Muelle), as part of the network of towers of Benalmádena.
As a return route, you can choose to walk along the N-340 avenue until you reach the uphill street that leads to Parque de la Batería, already in Torremolinos, another icon of the city, where you can telax and enjoy the scenery . In addition, you will find a contemporary tower (Torre Mirador) , where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay.
From here we suggest you finish at «Castillo Santa Clara», an iconic building in in the history of our tourism.
If you like to walk, Torremolinos offers you 6 kilometers of promenade where you can enjoy its stunnig beaches and the best views of Malaga Bay.
In addition, the town hall of Torremolinos is working on an ambitious project, the Water Path, which will allow to combine routes through urban and mountain areas, knowing the link of Torremolinos with water through its fountains of drinking water that coexisted in the past until today in the town.
Another option to get to know the surroundings of Torremolinos is to take a guided bike tour. It is also suitable for everyone, since you can do the tour on an electric bike.
If you like the mountain and nature, take the La Cañada del Lobo walk, which for 2 and a half hours, will make you explore the natural environment of Torremolinos until you reach the lookout at La Cañada del Lobo, where you can enjoy the best views of Costa del Sol.
If you prefer to go into the centre of Torremolinos and you like the beach, choose to stroll along the promenade and up through San Miguel street in the centre of town.